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Kelsey Grammer offers grammar correction for abortion advocates

"Reproductive rights" is an egregious misnomer, Cheers star says

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11:  (L to R) Faith Grammer, actor Kelsey Grammer, Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer, and Kayte Walsh enter the "Late Show With David Letterman" taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on March 11, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)

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Kelsey Grammar hasn’t shied away from controversy before, and his latest statements regarding abortion are riling pro-abortion advocates.

The Emmy-winning actor, known for his roles in Frasier and Cheers, told The Times of the UK that he is unapologetically pro-life, LiveAction News and other media reported.

“Little makes me angry, but injustice does,” Grammer said in the July 1 interview. “It gets a bit dishonest to call something reproductive rights when you clearly have a choice well before a baby is conceived.”

Anticipating the objection that rape, at least, is a justification for abortion, he commented, “If someone has to die as a result of rape, then we should kill the rapist — not the unborn child.“

Grammar, who attended the 2016 March for Life and the 2015 National Right to Life Convention, last fall was seen wearing a pro-life T-shirt showing the image of a pistol and the words “Would it bother us more if they used guns? Abort73.”

In previous years, Grammer identified himself as pro-choice, but he converted to the pro-life cause roughly six years ago, according to reports.

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John Burger

John Burger is a news editor at Aleteia. He formerly worked at the National Catholic Register and Catholic New York in the Archdiocese of New York. He has also written for a wide variety of Catholic publications.